How to connect Android Auto to Citroen C-zero ?

With this thread, I’d like to try something new: identify all the smartphone diagnostic apps that work with our triplets (Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Citroen C-Zero, and Peugeot iOn) and provide detailed information for each (tech info, platform compatibility, capabilities, limitations, hardware requirements, etc.), including personal opinions. I also welcome the developers of these apps to contribute.

If this proves successful, we can try doing the same for compatible OBD hardware. In the interim, added a Read-Only topic to the Technical Reference Articles subforum in order to easily find this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4950

Off the top of my head, here are the apps (IIRC in chronological order) — please add any I have overlooked) —

What I’d like to do is open this up to everyone and then I (or another moderator) will extract from your posts and compile the information into a single post for each app within this topic. In order to keep this thread from growing and if there is no objection, I’ll then delete the person’s post after incorporating their input into the particular app, with credit to the individual in the Comments. If you prefer, just send ma a PM with the information. In addition, I’ll keep updating this first post to keep it current. Hey, this is a work in progress!

Please feel free to both comment on this idea as well as contribute your experiences with each app.

Rev. 0, 15 October 2021
Rev. 1, 15 October 2021, elaborated second-to-last paragraph
Rev. 2, 16 October 2021, replaced caniOn link to Google Store and started caniOn post update
Rev. 3, 19 October 2021, removed redundant information now shown on subsequent app-specific posts
Rev.4, 24 October 2021, added Car Scanner ELM OBD2
Rev.5 24 November 2021, added link to post in Tech Reference Section
Rev.6 11 January 2022, changed above links to each App, below

Re: Smartphone/Tablet Apps for i-MiEV, C-Zero, and iOn

Platform(s): Android only

Additional Hardware Requirements:
The only OBDII adapter known to work for all features is OBDLink LX or MX or MX+ Bluetooth
Confirmation that WiFi also works?

Works With Vehicle Years:
Problem with Ah readings for year 2016 (and 2014?)?
Note: The 2016 iMiev evidently does not transmit individual cell data but CZero and iOn do. Confirmation, anyone?

Reads and Erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC): No

Key Features: Many screens showing battery voltage and temperature status both graphically and numerically, energy consumption/distance while driving, battery Ah, etc., just to mention a few.

What Could Be Improved:

Additional Discussions on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on other Websites:

Individual’s Comments:
JoeS: This is the original app for the i-MiEV triplets, and still used daily by many of us. A very well-rounded app that reads almost all of the necessary EV parameters and presents them in a very readable graphic or numeric format. It only reads and presents information and does not otherwise interact with the car (such as resetting DTCs).
Per Boffingham, Vgate vLinker FD+ scanner does NOT work with caniOn

This page last revised: 13 March, 2022

Re: Smartphone/Tablet Apps for i-MiEV, C-Zero, and iOn

Platform(s): Android and iOS

Additional Hardware Requirements:

Works With Vehicle Years:
Note: The 2016 iMiev evidently does not transmit individual cell data but CZero and iOn do. Confirmation, anyone?

Reads and Erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC):

What Could Be Improved:

Primary Thread on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on other Websites:

This page last revised: 13 March, 2022

Re: Smartphone/Tablet Apps for i-MiEV, C-Zero, and iOn

Platform(s): Android, iOS, WindowsPhone, Windows Vista, Linux, Windows Mobile

Additional Hardware Requirements:
Works with a number of OBDII adapters, including:
https://www.veepeak.com

Works With Vehicle Years:
Note: The 2016 iMiev evidently does not transmit individual cell data but CZero and iOn do. Confirmation, anyone?

Reads and Erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC):
YES, including airbag warning light (Android).

What Could Be Improved:
iOS compatibility needs to be verified with specific OBDII adapters

Additional Discussions on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on other Websites:

Individual’s Comments:
Thank you imievnewb for the DTC information.

This page last revised: 13 March, 2022

Re: Smartphone/Tablet Apps for i-MiEV, C-Zero, and iOn

Additional Hardware Requirements:
Works with a number of OBDII adapters, including —
Vgate vLinker FD+ scanner
Vgate iCar Pro
https://www.veepeak.com
OBDLink XL
Does not work with WiFi or really cheap dongles

Works With Vehicle Years:
Confirmed: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016
Feedback from owners of other years?
Note: The 2016 iMiev evidently does not transmit individual cell data but CZero and iOn do. Confirmation, anyone?

Reads and Erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC):

What’s Good:
The interface is easy to use and results can be exported to Excel

What Could Be Improved:

Primary Thread on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on this i-MiEV forum:

Additional Discussions on other Websites:

Individual’s Comments:
Thank you Boffingham for the adapter performance information, screenshots, and updates.
Further update from Boffingham (11/24/21) —
«It would be nice to have a graphic output like Canion, something visual showing key parameters like SOC, SOH, Watts consumed by various features like the heater, motor, fan, seat warmer, etc
I have exported the results to Excel but the App captures in millisecond intervals, which is way too much. Every 10 seconds would be good, or something configurable so the data is not overwhelming.»

Thank you imievnewb for the veepeak info.

13 March 2022 — input from David, the developer of this app:
For OBDZero I have a 2011 and 2012 CZero and it works with both. I have received OBDZero recorded data from users with 2009 and 2016 iMiev models.
The iMiev 2016 does not transmit individual cell data. Therefore OBDZero cannot show individual cell measurements for iMiev 2016 and newer. Others report that CZero and iOn cars 2016 and newer do transmit individual cell data but I have not been able to check this directly.
OBDZero has been tested with the OBDLink XL as well as many VGate bluetooth dongles. It does not work with wifi dongles and does not work with the cheapest dongles available.
I understand the problem with the short time step and the large data files. I import my data into a database on my PC before exporting portions of it to Excel. I need the short time step for some of the ways I use the data. I’m thinking about a solution.
CaniOn also has a short time step but it stores data directly into a database on the Android device.
I understand the lack of graphs compared with e.g. CaniOn but I don’t think this is something I will be able to work on. Maybe a second app for offline graphs.
ÓBDZero does not reset alarms.
Moderator’s note: David, thank you for this information.

27 August 2022 — input from David, the developer of this app:

A couple of days ago I updated OBDZero to version 3.89.

Changes in Android 11 and 12 required much of the work needed in this update.
Previous Android versions grant Bluetooth permission automatically. However in Android 12+ OBDZero must be granted “Nearby Devices” permission in order to use Bluetooth. The OBDZero will request this permission the first time OBDZero is run on a 12+ phone after an install or reinstall of the app.
Android 11’s new rules for storage are also implemented in this version.

Also new is a the initial value; minimum seconds between recordings. This answers the user request to reduce the amount of data collected. By setting values between 5 and 60 sec. one can extend the time between data records.

Version 3.89 adds the BMU fully charged battery capacity. This is the same capacity reported by CaniOn and EvBatMon making comparisons easier. To collect this number OBDZero sets the dongle to a different collection mode then resets the dongle back to normal. This slows the data collection process so this value is only collected at 2 minute intervals.

The user manual can be downloaded using this new link:

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